Cat Power delivers mixed show in Los Angeles

The singer played tracks from her album 'Sun' last night (November 8) at the Hollywood Palladium

Cat Power delivers mixed show in Los Angeles

Photo: Austin Conroy

Cat Power turned in a mixed performance last night (November 8) at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Recently postponing her European tour, the singer-songwriter - real name Chan Marshall - took to the stage at around 10.30pm (PT).

Following a lengthy instrumental introduction from her band, Marshall arrived onstage to sing the title track from her 2006 album, 'The Greatest'. She followed it with an hour and a half set that drew largely from her most recent album, 'Sun', including the record's title track as well as 'Ruin', 'Cherokee'. 'Human Being' and '3,6,9'.

Though evidently enjoying herself on stage, smiling and in good spirits, a noticeable number of gig-goers left the venue during the performance. She drew mixed reports for the show on Twitter, with @erekJLA writing: "This is Un.Fucking.Listenable. She even seems bored with Herself" though @starrboxx21 wrote "#Cat #Power was #amazing".

Marshall said little to the crowd during the show, but following 'Sun' - during which she lit a joss stick and waved it about on the stage - she repeated what sounded like: 'I'm a grown ass adult, I'm a grown ass adult... thank you for coming".

Later in the set, after 'Back In The Days', she said "That didn't sound too good", to which a crowd member yelled in response "You sound amazing!" Marshall then said: "I love you more... Its been a while, how old am I now? Almost 41."

Towards the end of the show, Marshall again thanked the crowd for coming to the gig, saying "Thank you all for coming, thank you all. I care about you so much. I wouldn't be doing be doing this if I wasn't doing that."

Marshall ended the gig with a powerful version of 'Ruin', during which she handed white flowers from a bouquet into the audience.

Earlier this week, Marshall explained that she cancelled her European tour because of ill health and finance worries. She wrote on Instagram: "I fucking love my fans. Everything I do regarding my career, I FIRST, think of my fans and this world we all share. But right now, I HAVE TO think of myself because I have to learn trough [sic] meditation & being clear from alcohol & cigarettes & red meat and lots of rest amongst my menagerie of doctors".

After cancelling the shows she turned in an impressive performance of 'Cherokee' on US talk show Conan, which you can watch below.

Read More On This Artist

More News
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch
The National make Christmas cameo in 'Bob's Burgers' - watch
Slipknot share video for 'The Devil In I', filmed live at Knotfest
Joey Bada$$ shares new song 'Curry Chicken' – listen
Pusha T says his new album will be 'smacking people left and right' when it is released...
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring reveals he was hurt by reaction to his Letterman performance
Mark Ronson reveals 'Daffodils' collaboration with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker –...
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters attacks 'institutionalised brutality' of Guantanamo Bay
Tom DeLonge: 'Blink-182 don't have anything to prove'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM